Stop Hand Icon Displays on PanelView™ Plus Terminal

In this “Tech Files” installment, we update a previous Tech Files article originally posted a year ago, This is becoming a common tech support issue with our PanelView™ Plus customers.  Upon replacing an older display module while keeping the original logic module, a user finds the following “friendly gesture” displayed on their screen. The … Continue reading Stop Hand Icon Displays on PanelView™ Plus Terminal

RSLinx Classic on 64-bit Machines

In our latest “Tech Files” installment, we look at a potential issue on using RSLinx Classic  Single Node and OEM versions on 64-bit machines. Problem After upgrading to a 64-bit machine and recompiling custom application from 32 to 64-bit, application is not able to communicate to RSLinx Classic OEM. 64-bit application will not communicate and work … Continue reading RSLinx Classic on 64-bit Machines

March User Group – Reliable Power Delivery

March 2018 Louisiana User Group Reliable Power Delivery Inside Your Panel Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Reliable power delivery is essential in modern manufacturing facilities.  But reliable power delivery is not just about power distribution between your control panels.  It is also about reliable power delivery inside your control cabinets. Bulletin 1606 – Switched Mode Power Supplies … Continue reading March User Group – Reliable Power Delivery

Modernizing Lockout-Tagout for Today’s Industries

Automation Solutions Webinar Series On April 12, 2018, ESC Services presented their solution to modernizing Lockout Tagout procedures. About the Topic An OSHA-compliant Lockout-Tagout program requires 5 essential components (Training, LOTO Procedures, Policy, Locks and Devices, and Auditing), but these key elements can also be common points of failure in even the most well-intentioned program. … Continue reading Modernizing Lockout-Tagout for Today’s Industries

ProSoft OPC UA Gateway to the IIoT

New ProSoft Gateway Supports OPC UA, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP/IP You can now connect three protocols: OPC UA, EtherNet/IP™, and Modbus® TCP/IP – simultaneously and independently. The ProSoft PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA allows you to send data from your EtherNet/IP- and Modbus TCP/IP-based equipment to your OPC UA clients so you can make changes that will benefit your operation. … Continue reading ProSoft OPC UA Gateway to the IIoT

FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices

Device Level Diagnostics and Descriptive Analytics Smart devices have created connections across industrial operations with the potential to empower plant or distributed workers. For many producers going through a digital transformation, these modern tools can take too long to deploy, with too much investment required to decipher and deliver relevant data to the right employees. … Continue reading FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices

Softing Launches Next Generation eATM tManager Series B

Softing Inc., a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner, has introduced the eATM tManager Series B, in-chassis ControlLogix PLC module, the latest advancement in connectivity solutions. tManager allows Rockwell Automation ControlLogix PLCs to connect to a Microsoft SQL database to download recipes for automating production changes or upload production metrics for monitoring and optimizing processes. tManager is one … Continue reading Softing Launches Next Generation eATM tManager Series B

Resources for ICS Modernization

Aging industrial control systems (ICS) are risks to maintaining operations of your critical facility assets. Facility engineers are faced with important decisions on what to do with their aging infrastructure. We’ve provided resources and useful links to help you plan and execute your ICS modernization projects. Visit our new Modernization Solutions resources page for the … Continue reading Resources for ICS Modernization

February 2018 User Group

February 2018 Louisiana User Group IntelliCENTER MCC Networking Design   In our February User Group, we looked at IntelliCENTER technology from Rockwell Automation.  This discussion was about best networking practices to integrate your MCC data into you automation system. About Our Topic: IntelliCENTER technology features built-in Ethernet, intelligent motor controls and advanced monitoring software all preconfigured … Continue reading February 2018 User Group